WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYLK + DARK NAKED CHOCOLAT?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYLK + DARK NAKED CHOCOLAT? We receive many emails at The Healthy Chef regarding the difference between our Mylk and Dark Naked Chocolat powders. This is a great question as many of our customers love chocolate but don’t know what flavour they will enjoy the most. If you’ve read my recent post about The Healing Power Of Chocolate, you will know that I’ve used only the highest grade of premium cocoa for Naked Chocolat. This means that you’re... Read More

THE HEALING POWER OF CHOCOLATE

When I became a chef, most of my time was spent working in the pastry kitchen. We had an exclusive temperature controlled chocolate room with marble bench tops for tempering and chocolate making. I took pleasure in creating treats such as red velvet chocolate cake and decadent chocolate soufflé for the fine dining restaurant, and it would always wow anyone eating it. My love affair with chocolate didn’t stop there. I love nothing more than indulging in a little chocolate... Read More

INTRODUCING THE MATCHA TEA SET + HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE MATCHA LATTE

Throughout history monks, samurai warriors, and Japanese royalty have enjoyed matcha green tea as part of their daily routines. Buddhist monks, for example, have used matcha for centuries to help keep them mentally focused, and to give them a mild, long-lasting energy boost during long periods of meditation. This revitalising drink has also been used in Southeast Asia and Korea for centuries because it was believed to be a precious medicine and provided long life. I love matcha... Read More

PROVEN REMEDIES TO FIGHT COLDS + FLU NATURALLY

Last week when I was hosting our Digestive Health Masterclasses here in Sydney, I mentioned my long battle with my own gut issues, dealing with a suppressed immune system and healing from bouts of pneumonia. My personal health issues were the catalyst that started my own functional foods range, and during this time I began to really understand the power of certain foods and nutrients to help my immune system function properly. While winter may be a time we seriously consider... Read More

FLOURLESS BANANA + TURMERIC PANCAKES

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My 5-Day Gut Health Cleanse

TRY MY 5-DAY GUT HEALTH CLEANSE Reduce Bloating – Get More Energy – Promote Regularity – Feel Amazing!  Welcome to my personal gut health cleanse that I try to do once a month to support my digestive system and help it function at its best. ABOUT THE CLEANSE This cleanse is based on the 2-week eating plan I wrote for my book Perfect Digestive Health and is a way of cleaning up my diet and getting in touch with my individual needs. Throughout the last few weeks,... Read More

10 STEPS TO STOP YOU FEELING BLOATED

I’m thrilled to be hosting a few intimate cooking masterclasses on gut health at The Healthy Chef headquarters in Surry Hills, Sydney. For those that know me, striving for a healthier digestive system has been a lifelong personal journey, which is why I’m so passionate about helping people implement gut-healing recipes and strategies into their daily routine for perfect digestive health. Even if you aren’t around Sydney to attend my gut health events this month, I’m sharing... Read More

MY DIET FOR AGELESS GLOWING SKIN

MY DIET FOR AGELESS GLOWING SKIN Many people ask me about my skin and what I use to keep it looking glowing and healthy. So I thought in this post, I’ll go through a few key rituals that I practice every day which supports my health and in turn keeps my skin glowing. BEAUTY COMES FROM THE FOOD YOU EAT Your skin is the largest organ in the body. It protects and provides a barrier to prevent pathogens from entering the body. Prevention is the key when it comes to slowing down... Read More

MY ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MACADAMIA NUT MILK

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LIFE-CHANGING GOLDEN MYLK

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What To Do When Your Kids Don’t Like Veggies

Parents provide the environment in which eating behaviours are set. It makes me sad when I’m at the supermarket and see some parents shopping with their children, loading up the trolley with soft drinks, packets of chips and processed foods. Childhood obesity is an issue that hits home The number of overweight children is increasing each year. According to the latest NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS), 1 in 4 –  27% of Australian children aged... Read More

How To Reduce Stress + Heal Your Immune System

  Ever since I was really young, I’ve always been quite anxious and stressed in my nature. I suppose this is what ultimately exacerbated my gut issues over the years which in turn affected my immune system. Last week I spoke about natural ways you can fight colds and flu. This included my top anti-inflammatory superfoods and tonics that assist in my own wellness journey and make me feel better. This week is still immune-boosting week and I was compelled to talk about stress... Read More

INTRODUCING THE HEALTHY CHEF TURMERIC LATTE!

Looking for a delicious drink to fight inflammation, boost immunity and support digestion? Turmeric Latte or “golden milk/turmeric milk” is the ultimate blend of organic turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and wild vanilla bean with incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which means this soothing elixir is really good for you! Turmeric Latte is my absolute favourite drink other than a hot tea. It’s comforting, relaxing, and soothing, especially if you’re highly stressed... Read More

HOW TO HOST A HEALTHY MORNING TEA

When I was 5 years old, I started making pots of chamomile tea. I was fascinated with tea parties and seeing the joy on my parents’ faces when they took their first sip from what I had created. I also served them slices of Polish apple cake or cinnamon biscuits that were often in the kitchen, ready to be devoured and enjoyed. I’ve been making pots of tea ever since – it is my ritual every day that keeps me nourished and satisfied. I also love the whole tradition of hosting... Read More

MY TOP IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS TO FIGHT COLDS AND FLU THIS WINTER

When I moved to Sydney from Perth about 15 years ago, I was so run down from stress and adrenal fatigue that my immunologist recommended an immune-boosting dietary plan to help me get back on track. Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease. A healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. It maintains homoeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria, which can cause inflammation, illness and disease. Our bodies also produce antibodies that... Read More